Weather's been good for corn, hay other crops in St. Lawrence County
By CRAIG FREILICH
The recent hot, humid weather has created favorable conditions for good corn and hay crop yields in St. Lawrence County.
The weather we’ve recently seen “is in general excellent for corn, and as long as it doesn’t get exceptionally dry and windy, it won’t be set back by the heat,” said Stephen Canner, Field Crops Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.
Norwood church hosting annual 'Summer Daze' with arts, music, auction July 31
NORWOOD – Dailey Ridge Presbyterian Church will host the third annual Summer Daze for MINC (Ministries in the North Country) on Saturday, July 31, beginning at 10 a.m. at 411 Elliot Rd.
There will be an arts, antiques, and interesting items sale with an appraiser to value personal treasures from 1:30 to 3 p.m., a silent auction, music, readings for kids and the kid in all of us, and food throughout the day, including cake and ice cream. Activities will happen rain or shine in the church, Piecemeal Palace, and in the Big Tent.
Too many geese for New York airports?
To the Editor:
I just read the article on reducing the numbers of Canada geese by two thirds because government officials have decided that the population is five times what it should be. Can anyone give me a clue where they came up with this data?
The count of 250,000 birds doesn't seem like a lot of geese when you figure the size of New York State and that these birds migrate every year. Can we go with the real answer that the flight in the Hudson has everything to do with it and that the actual size of the habitat verses geese numbers played no part in all of this.
SUNY Canton mourns death of Harry King, founder of college's air conditioning program
CANTON -- SUNY Canton is mourning the loss of the founder of the college's air conditioning engineering technology program.
Professor Emeritus Harry E. King, Class of 1940, taught at SUNY Canton for 37 years and remained active with the college as part of the Alumni Board of Directors until passing away early on Monday, July 26, at United Helpers’ Maplewood Campus in Canton. He was 90 years old.
Hannawa Falls FD celebrates 50th year with music, parade, games July 31-Aug. 1
HANNAWA FALLS – The Hannawa Falls Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 50th year Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 1, with a craft show, hours of live music, a big parade, and games for the kids.
The craft show will be held both days on Keener Road. Space for vendors is still available by calling 244-1714.
On Sunday, a huge parade will wind its way through town beginning at noon.
Live music will be featured all day with Norwood Brass Band, Double Axle, Brockville Bagpipers and River Rats, at the Hounds Haven Field.
Lisbon soccer camp set for Aug. 9-13
LISBON – The second annual Lisbon Invitational Summer Soccer (LISSP) Camp will be held Aug. 9 to 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lisbon Central School for all area players ages 8 - 14.
The camp is focused on skill development, knowledge of the game of soccer, hard work and fun. Registration fee is $12 per athlete prior to Aug. 1. Registrations received after that date will be $17 per athlete.
Pre-registration will guarantee participants a t-shirt.
Potsdam's Robar doesn’t deserve free press coverage
To the Editor:
Once again I see Hank Robar’s “Deliverance” smile on this site (NorthCountryNow.com, re: “Porcelain Protest Continues,” July 21-27).
Once again you give credence to this self-described “toilet artist.” He deserves the “title” since most people I have talked with claim that the rentals he has are indeed toilets.
Instead of allowing this guy the free press he doesn’t deserve, why isn’t Potsdam looking at his inability to fix and maintain his rental units?
Look into his rentals. Make him fix and continue to maintain them.
What about horse waste left on the road?
Some of us in the Village of Norwood are appreciative to see local residents picking up the waste after their dogs but we are dismayed to stroll along the streets and encounter all the Amish horse manure left scattered around town, especially downtown, near Perry’s Market, and now out at the boat ramp. If we have such expectations for dog owners, why do we not have similar expectancies for horse owners? The piles are so much worse and the flies and other vermin drawn to this blight continue to increase.
Area students recognized for academic achievement at SUNY Canton
CANTON -- SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy and the College's deans recently recognized almost 800 students who excelled academically during the Spring 2010 semester.
"At SUNY Canton, we are committed to student success," Kennedy said. "Each of these students has demonstrated that they are equally committed to getting the most out of their career-driven education."
To receive President's List honors, full-time students must earn a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For Dean's List, full-time students must receive a GPA of 3.25.
Hundreds turned out Sunday for the annual West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department Field Days. Here, a crowd watches through smoke drivers compete in the demolition derby. Photo submitted by Vera LaRoe of Raymondville.